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Review: Yuletide edited by Christina Boyd

Diary of an Eccentric

Source: Purchased

When I heard that Christina Boyd was releasing another Jane Austen-inspired short story collection, that it was Christmas themed, and that the proceeds would benefit the Chawton Great House, I knew I had to get my hands on the book. When I saw that they were all Pride and Prejudice-inspired stories, a mix of Regency and modern (a huge plus because I love the modern variations), and that the stories were written by some of the best authors of Austen-inspired fiction, I knew I had to read it right away. With all that is going on in my life right now, I haven’t had much time or energy for reading, but I didn’t want to miss out on my annual December month of holiday books, so I turned on my Kindle, started Yuletide, and the next thing I knew, I’d finished the book! It was the…

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Yuletide – How the Christmas Anthology came to life

From Pemberley to Milton

deyerGood Afternoon everyone,

I’m sure you’ve seen several posts online about the release of a new Christmas anthology edited by Christina Boyd, and I’m sure you’ve also noticed that all the proceeds of this book will be donated to Chawton Great House, so it will come as no surprise to you that I HAD to talk about it. First because once more Christina Boyd gathered some of my favorite authors, secondly because it’s a Christmas anthology and thirdly because this book was created for a great cause!

Yuletide is currently on my TBR pile and I will start reading it during the Christmas week, which means you may expect a review shortly, but until I can share my opinion of it, I’m sharing Christina’s explanation of how a project like this was built so fast!

We are also sharing a little video that shows you what you can find in this book, we hope…

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Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway: Rational Creatures Author J. Marie Croft Featuring Emma’s Hetty Bates

This story touched my heart. Oh, dear, sweet, funny, exasperating Miss Bates!

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Christina Boyd has done it again, assembling a fabulous team of authors for another Austen-inspired short story anthology. Rational Creatures pays homage to the ladies in Jane Austen’s works. I’m about a quarter of the way through the collection, and I’m loving it so far.

Today, J. Marie Croft is here to discuss Emma‘s Hetty Bates and share an excerpt from her story, “The Simple Things.” I hope you enjoy it, and please stay tuned for a HUGE giveaway. Please give her a warm welcome!

An impatient reader might skim over quotes spoken by Miss Hetty Bates, the talkative spinster-aunt in Emma. Her chatter is, after all, entirely inconsequential. Or is it? Read between those lines of hers, and you’ll discover a highly observant character. Hetty—when not prattling on—is watching and listening. 

Unpretentious, Hetty loves life’s simple pleasures. But she isn’t simple…nor is her situation in The…

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Book Review: Rational Creatures

Our mighty leader- Christina Boyd discusses the new baby, “Rational Creatures” with the ladies of Drunk Austen…

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Fall is upon us and I urge you to fall for this collection of Austenesque works (and not off the cobb like Louisa).

Rational Creatures‘ is pretty much a powerhouse of editors, writers and big names in the Austenesque world. Edited by Christina Boyd (who we all know from being active all over the Austen community and ‘The Darcy Monologues’) with a forward by Dr. Devoney Looser (author of ‘The Making of Jane Austen’ and all-around badass Janeite). The author list is also incredible! You get stories from Joana Starnes, Elizabeth Adams, Nicole Clarkston, Karen M. Cox, J. Marie Croft, Amy D’Orazio, Jenetta James , Jessie Lewis, KaraLynne Mackrory, Lona Manning, Christina Morland, Beau North, Sophia Rose, Anngela Schroeder, Brooke West and Caitlin Williams

What are the stories about? Well, you can hear some of it in our Drunk Austen podcast with guest, Christina Boyd, or you can…

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